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Aerial view of Mekong River joining Tonle Sap Lake near Siem Reap
Aerial view of Mekong River joining Tonle Sap Lake near Siem Reap
This view photographed from an airplane shows where the Mekong River joins Tonlé Sap Lake near Siem Reap in Cambodia. The waterways of the Mekong are the region's primary conduit for local trade and transportation. The Mekong River flows approximately 2,800...
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Bas relief showing Hindu deities riding bull over doorway at Banteay Srei Temple
Bas relief showing Hindu deities riding bull over doorway at Banteay Srei Temple
This sandstone bas relief characterized by detailed floral scrolls shows a male and a (now headless) female Hindu deity riding a bull. A protective monster face (known as a "kala") appears below the bull. The carving appears over a doorway on the south annex...
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Bats in Khmer temple
In my opinion Angkor Wat in Cambodia surpasses the ancient Egyptian ruins, though it is by far less well-known, especially amongst Americans. Angkor Wat is the name of an important temple built by the ancient Khmer civilization, but also has also come to refer...
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Bayon Temple tower wall with carved stone faces in profile at Angkor Thom
Bayon Temple tower wall with carved stone faces in profile at Angkor Thom
This view of Bayon Temple tower walls at Angkor Thom reveals two carved stone faces in profile. The one in foreground at left is covered with lichen and harder to discern from the surrounding stone walls. Such huge and serenely smiling faces are carved on...
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Broken stone doorway at Ta Prohm site at Angkor
Broken stone doorway at Ta Prohm site at Angkor
The massive left stone post of this doorway at Ta Prohm has broken and dropped to the ground. The top and right side of the stone door frame remain wedged in place, allowing people to pass through. Ta Prohm was built as a double-moated, royal monastery during...
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Cambodia: A timeline
Major events and eras in the history of what is now Cambodia from the beginning of the Common Era to the present.
Cambodia: Political map (1997)
Cambodia: Political map (1997)
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Cambodia: Shaded relief map (1997)
Cambodia: Shaded relief map (1997)
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Cambodian flag flies above metal roof of building near Siem Reap
Cambodian flag flies above metal roof of building near Siem Reap
A Cambodian flag flies above the corrugated metal roof of a building near Siem Reap. The Cambodian flag has three horizontal, colored bands. The top and bottom bands are blue, and the double-width middle band is red. Centered in the red band is a black-outlined,...
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Carved relief of four dancing female divinities with spiked crowns at Angkor Wat
Carved relief of four dancing female divinities with spiked crowns at Angkor  Wat
Four dancing female divinities with spiked crowns appear together on a carved stone bas-relief at Angkor Wat. These dancing female divinities (each called an "apsaras") are said to be created for the entertainment of the Hindu gods. They often are recognizable...
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Carved stone reliefs of Garuda supporting Elephant Terrace at Angkor Thom
Carved stone reliefs of Garuda supporting Elephant Terrace at Angkor Thom
Carved stone reliefs of Garuda, a Hindu mythical bird who transports the god Vishnu, appear to support the Elephant Terrace at Angkor Thom, literally the "Great City." This high stone platform now called the Elephant Terrace (because of its elephant carvings)...
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Cham tower overgrown by vegetation south of Hai An
Cham tower overgrown by vegetation south of Hai An
A damaged brick and stone Cham tower stands overgrown by vegetation in a rural area south of Hai An. Tall arched forms are characteristic of these monuments built by ethnic Chams between the seventh and twelfth century A.D. Maritime trade between India and...
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Cham tower seen through an archway in Po Nagar complex at Nha Trang
Cham tower seen through an archway in Po Nagar complex at Nha Trang
A Cham tower with ascending smaller levels and rounded corner towers is seen through an archway in the Po Nagar complex at Nha Trang. Tall arched forms are characteristic of these monuments built of brick and stone by ethnic Chams between the seventh and twelfth...
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Cham tower with repair scaffolding in Po Nagar complex at Nha Trang
Cham tower with repair scaffolding in Po Nagar complex at Nha Trang
Scaffolds allowing workers to climb and make repairs are seen at the right and left sides of one of the main Cham towers in the Po Nagar complex at Nha Trang. Tall arched forms are characteristic of these monuments built of brick and stone by ethnic Chams...
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Children's games
This was recorded as part of a multi-day Mekong Delta tour that started in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) and finished in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It is a unique experience to cross the border over water rather than overland. We were amongst the first groups...
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Christian church service singing in Phnom Penh
This is a recording of a Christian church service in Phnom Penh. Christianity, like all religions in Cambodia, was once prohibited from being practiced by Pol Pot and his genocidal regime. However, less than 20 years later, it is possible to find Christian...
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Church service in Phnom Penh
This is a recording of a Christian church service in Phnom Penh. Christianity, like all religions in Cambodia, was once prohibited from being practiced by Pol Pot and his genocidal regime. However, less than 20 years later, it is possible to find Christian...
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Crumbling stone arch over doorway at Ta Prohm site at Angkor
Crumbling stone arch over doorway at Ta Prohm site at Angkor
A stone "false arch" crumbles over a doorway at the Ta Prohm site at Angkor. Rather than building a vaulted arch, which requires a scaffold but spreads weight evenly down the wall for good support, Khmer builders erected weaker "corbel" or "false" arches,...
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Dancing music in Cambodia, near Ta Promh
This is a musical excerpt recorded in the Angkor Wat temple complex in northern Cambodia. Angkor Wat is the name of an important temple built by the ancient Khmer civilization, but also has also come to refer to the expanse of temples in northern Cambodia...
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Detail carving of dancing Hindu deity and musicians on Cham tower at Nha Trang
Detail carving of dancing Hindu deity and musicians on Cham tower at Nha Trang
A low relief carving depicts a dancing Hindu deity and musicians on a Cham tower at the Po Nagar complex at Nha Trang. The larger central figure has four arms and wears a crown. Two smaller figures accompany her, one playing a flute. The central figure resembles...
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